Fibre Spectrum Co-Operative May 2016 Exhibition ‘Crossover’ An exhibition of feltworks by textile artist Fiona Cumming, Ngatimoti. (price list below - all prices in NZ$:)
This collection of work demonstrates the use of traditional methods of felting, spinning, dyeing and embroidery, combined and applied in various mixes to create contemporary pieces.
I work with natural raw ﬁbres, mainly wool and silk; often using plant dyes which I make from readily accessible plants close at hand.
Drawing on traditional techniques of handcraft, I have focused on how similar techniques and materials can be manipulated to create a wide range of effects and uses.
I use simple designs and allow the ﬁbres to dictate as much as possible the direction and form.
‘Crossover’ describes the basic foundation of all textile work, where ﬁbres and threads cross one another to form a fabric. It shows the explorations and some of the many outcomes from the same starting materials, and also a step for me into life as an artist.
The exhibition includes artworks and wares for home and body.